Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.


Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The Plurality of Worlds Amaury Triaud (IoA, Cambridge) 23 February 2017
The Athena X-ray observatory in the late 2020s Astronomy landscape Xavier Barcons (IFCA (CSIC-UC)) 16 February 2017
A 3D View of the Dark Universe: illuminating intergalactic gas with fluorescent Lyman-alpha emission Sebastiano Cantalupo (ETH Zurich, Institute for Astronomy) 9 February 2017
Planets Within and Around Binary Stars: Extremophiles of Planet Formation Roman Rafikov (DAMTP, Cambridge) 2 February 2017
Galactic Palaeontology Eline Tolstoy (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute) 26 January 2017

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
The circumgalactic gas and metals around star forming and elliptical galaxies Sijing Shen (Oslo) 24 February 2017
The effect of AGN radiation pressure on dust Tiago Costa (Leiden Observatory) 17 February 2017
The upper bound on the lowest mass halo Prashin Jethwa (IoA) 10 February 2017
Interpreting ALMA observations of the ISM in a normal galaxy at z=7.1 Stefano Carniani (Cavendish) and Harley Katz (IoA) 3 February 2017
ANALOGS OF PRIMEVAL GALAXIES: CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF YOUNG DWARF GALAXIES AT z~3 Ricardo Amorin (Cavendish) 27 January 2017

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012